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Paulina Ponce de Leon

1 May 2017

Council Member

Paulina Ponce de Leon Barido is a strategy and management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She is interested in bridging the private and public sectors to achieve targets in sustainability, economic development, and public health. In 2015, she graduated from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government with a joint MBA and Master in Public Policy. Paulina also holds a Master of Science from MIT's Technology & Policy Program, and a BA in Physics and International Relations from Wellesley College. She has worked for the World Wildlife Fund, and for the Wildlife Conservation Society. She is originally from Mexico City, and a graduate of UWC Pearson College, where she lived and studied from 1999 and 2001, and made some of her closest friends.


“The beauty of UWC is that it inspires us to believe that a better and more peaceful world as possible. I remember feeling like we could change the world, and building a sense of responsibility to do so, a sense of what it means to be a responsible global citizen. We need that hope and commitment and I believe that the UWC movement is key to improving international understanding, and to building a more just, more equitable, and sustainable world.”

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